This year more no. of People attempted Saparu Gai Jatra. As so many people died due to 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit at Nepal and more than 9000 people are decreased. We would like say all R.I.P to all the decreased people.
Gaijatra, the festival of cows, (gai means cow and jatra means festival in Nepali: गाईजात्रा, and Nepal Bhasa: सापारु) is celebrated in Nepal, mainly in Kathmandu valley by the Newar and Tharu community. The festival commemorates the death of people during the year. During the festival, cows are marched in the streets and generally celebrated in the Nepalese month of Bhadra (August–September). It falls on the 1st day of the dark fortnight of Gunla according to the lunar Nepal Era calendar. Peoples also distributes food to others. The festival of cows is one of the most popular festivals of Nepal.
|Observed by||Newars , Hindus|
|Type||Religious, Nepal (Nepa:)|
|Observances||Ralley of Cow|
|Date||First day (Pratipada) of the month of Bhadra month of the Lunar calendar|
|2014 date||11 August|